Tuesday, November 13, 2018


Hi, There! 

I made this birthday card thinking I was going to used it for my granddaughter for her 3rd birthday but I found out she is having a Tea Party Style birthday so I pulled out some other stamps from Polkadoodles that I will now create another card for her!!!  LOL  Thought I was ahead of the game - but, hey, birthday cards are always in demand!!!  Thanks for stopping by and be blessed, hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe
Okay, thanks to my friend, Carol, I now know that this image is from Eureka Stamps and it is Girl Balloon Holder digital stamp.  :)  She is colored up in Copic Markers:
E0000 E000 E11 E95  Y11 Y13 Y32   R81 R83 R85  V01 V12 V04
Balloon die-cuts used after I used some distress oxide inks on Mixed Media paper.  The background paper I have had forever from DoCrafts/Kraft Notes 6 x 6   Stamped the sentiment "Celebrate" on vellum and embossed in gold.  Used some cut outs from the designer paper here and there.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Hello Everyone - I am back!!!!

So happy to say I can now spend more time at my art table and this is what I painted for my first post back after my hip replacement surgery!!!  I am now back to taking my walks too!!  Praise the Lord as all went well!

I just left this image mounted onto a white card base and used a Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Frame for it.  The digital grey scale image is from Alena Lazareva/Fantasy Fairy and I have had it for ages.  I used Copic Markers and I love the soft look of the colors that happens with the grey scale.  I could not make up my mind whether to use glitter on her wings or not - so I left them as is - for now;)

I know you have all been busy with holiday cards already, maybe I will have one or two to share but I am just getting back to coloring and have so many images I love that I do not know which one to start next!!!!  Till next time, big hugs and blessings, ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Copic Markers
Skin  E0000 E000 E00 E11 E01 E02 E93 E95
Hair  E51 E55
Dress  V0000 V000 V01 V12  Wings  B0000 B91 B21 V000  Eyes  BV00 BV13 V01
Flowers  Y21 Y23 Y11 VOOO V01 G21 G20 Y38

Friday, September 21, 2018


Hi, There!

I know it is way too early for snow here on the East Coast but this is the image I chose for my last spot as Guest Designer for our Colour Crazy Challenge that starts on Sept. 21.  

I hope you can join in for this challenge and it is always ATG but please remember you must have something on your project that is hand colored.  A shout out to Ruth for inviting me as a Guest Designer - this was lots of fun so thank you for this opportunity!!

Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter and I love their images and background papers too!  
Thank you to our sponsor:

This may be my last post for a little while, but I plan to be back before the end of this year.  Thanks for all your comments and taking a peek at what I create.  Many wishes to all for a blessed Fall Season that is coming our way, stay well, till next time ~ Hugs and blessings, CaroleAnn

My card for this GD spot:
Card Recipe:
Digital Image/The Paper Shelter/Little Girl colored with Copic Markers;
Skin E0000 E000 E00 E01   Hair E70 E71 E74  Outfit E23 E35 R56 R59 B00 B01 G21 G24
Used MS snowflake punches with some glitter paper.  Made the bottom look like a snow pile with some white tulle and added gesso and glitter.  Finished up with some Nuvo Drops and fussy cut the image and mounted with 3D foam tape.  The background paper I purchased from The Paper Shelter a while ago and it just finished it all off nicely.  

Thursday, September 20, 2018


Hi, There!

First, my thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with everyone along the wide path of Hurricane Florence.  Let there be provisions, strength, and comfort for all those in need.

Cooler weather arrived here and gave me a burst of energy and I had my first cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte so that explains this card fully for me!!!  LOL

Thanks for stopping by and hope to get in one or two more posts before next Friday and then I will be quiet for about a month and then hopefully back again.  Until my next post, blessings and hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Digital image/Autumn Breeze and background paper from The Paper Shelter.  Sentiment and coffee mug from Verve/Pumpkin Spice.  Fussy cut leaves from DP from my stash.  Ribbon and lace added at an angle at top of card.  Nuvo drops, stardust glitter, Wink of Stella added for bling.

Image colored with Copic Markers and Promarkers
Skin E0000 E000 E01 E00 E93
Hair E30 E31 E33 E35
Scarf E70 E71 E74 E77
Bench Y21 Y23 Y26
Stockings Promakrers/Vanilla, Cinnamon, Tan
Outfit E70 E71  G21 G40 
Shoes Promarkers/Vanilla, Ginger
Leaves  Promarkers/Vanilla, Meadow Green, Marsh Green, Pumpkin
Image framed with Rustic Precious Marieke
distress ink/Antique Linen around the edge of the frame
Sentiment from Verve/Pumpkin Spice and Verve Label Die

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

BEE HAPPY - Even with technical problems!!!

Hi, There!

I surprised myself with getting this card done so just had to get it posted.  Then realized my camera SD card would not work in my pc.  I am hoping it is the card and not an imaging problem on my computer's side.  I use an old camera (Canon PowerShot) and the SD card is probably as old as the camera:(

So I just took a picture from my old camera view screen with my iPhone and tried to load it up here - poor quality but it gives you an idea of what I made - I think!!!!  

I do not have the card in front of me as I have already sent it out to my sister.  So from my photo, I am trying to remember how I finished it off!!!  LOL  Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

This is a shaker card and the stamped images, and paper are all from a magazine freebie.  It even had an embossing folder of a honeycomb strip.  Love this month's edition.    

The flowers I fussy cut and mounted to frame front.  The embossed sentiment was cut out with a flag die cut.  Beehive and bee were embossed and colored and mounted to the acetate front at the top.  Inside the frame is the paper from the set which says - Bee Happy and Beeutiful with little bees flying around.  The other background paper is gold embossed honeycomb.  Really great freebie from UK magazine for card makers!!!! 

Friday, August 24, 2018


Hi, There!

My son-in-law turned 50 last week and yes, I am late with my card!!!  Just had to make him one that I know would put a smile on his face.  Made a shaker card which I have not made in quite some time and it was fun!!

I had a whole bunch of August birthdays to get done and just took so long to make them all.  My time is limited at how long I can sit due to some arthritic and hip problems but I am working around it so far - slow but sure;)

Will be going in for hip replacement next month so I will be out of the game of making cards for a while but plan to be back as soon as I am up to it.  Perhaps by October, I should be up and running, well, maybe not running!!!!  LOL

Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
The image is from AI/Deep Breath and colored with Copic Markers.  I used a Frame die-cut from Whimsey Stamps called Shaker Frame Rectangle.  Acetate and foam added to the frame and then the fun Toppings from Queen & Co. and some sequins from my stash!!  Stamped an extra cake so I could put it on the front with a 3D foam.

Thursday, August 23, 2018


Hi, There!
Another challenge has started at Colour Crazy Challenge Blogspot for August 24th.  Hope you can find time to join in!  Just remember you need to show something on your card/project that has been hand colored.  Our sponsor for this month is:
I love Polkadoodles and have a number of their Winnie stamps and can never make up my mind which to color first.  

But for my second post as a Guest Designer, I chose this image, Winnie Wonderland Time and I gave my card creation more of a fall/Halloween theme to it:)  I think I am just trying to keep cool with all these heat waves going on.  My next card is definitely going to be snowflakes and snowballs!!!  LOL

Thanks for stopping by, until next post stay cool, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Image from Polkadoodles/Winnie Wonderland Time
Copic Markers:
Skin: E0000 E000 E00 E21 E11  Hair: E50 E23 E25 - lots of Wink of Stella
Outfit:  B91 B18 B45  E08 E97 R59   Clock:  Y21 Y26 Y28 - Lots of Star Dust
The image was framed with a die cut from Memory Box/Wrapped Stitched, used Distress Ink/Antique Linen around edges and mounted with 3D foam to paper from my stash.  The rest of the papers used in the background and the little cards are from both Graphics 45/Halloween in Wonderland and BoBunny/Timepiece.  Ribbons and flowers are from my stash.